Google Forms provides a great platform for creating online quizzes, surveys, and progress trackers. Automatic grading of quiz questions is a great time-saver. Automated responses provide students with feedback in a timely manner. And self-updating progress trackers let you quickly see how your students are doing. But there are even more things that you can do to save time when using Google Forms. Here a few more things you can do to save time when using Google Forms.
Default Points and Default Requirement
Simply opening the preferences menu in Google Forms will lead you to a handful of time-saving options. Amongst those is the option to set a default point value for every question and the option to make every question required by default. By enabling those options you’ll never have to go back and edit a quiz because you forgot to score an item or make an item required.
Quickly Re-use a Form
Want to use the same Google Form for multiple groups? You have two options. You can make a copy of the original Form. When you make a copy the previous responses are not copied over. The downside to that option is that the new Form will have a different URL than the original. If you want to keep using the same URL, you can simply clear all responses to your Form. Before you clear all responses, download a CSV of the responses. Watch the following video for an explanation of both of these time-saving Google Forms options.
Make a QR Code for Your Google Form
If you want to get everyone to a Form quickly, having them scan a QR code is a good way to do that. In the following video I demonstrate my favorite method for making a QR code for a Google Form.